Everybody needs a bit of sun and sea this time of year, so this week we’re offering some wonderful 7 and 14 night holidays that will keep those winter blues at bay.
Sunseeker Holiday Complex, Malta
Temperatures reach an average of 17°C during November in Malta, making it a pleasant time to visit this Mediterranean archipelago.
This fantastic apartment hotel complex with sea views is close to the promenade. It is also a short walk from Bugibba town centre, an area with a pleasant seafront square where you can discover cafes, restaurants and shops selling local hand-blown glass.
The studios and apartments are fully serviced and facilities include a bar, TV lounge, indoor pool and hot tub as well as a fantastic rooftop swimming pool with a terrace boasting sunloungers. You can even enjoy your breakfast in the glass-fronted café here. There’s also a games room, sauna and gym.
Sunseeker Holiday Complex
Bali Hotel and Studios, Costa Del Sol
Bali Hotel and Studios can be found on a steep hill close to Benalmadena seafront, just a few steps from Malapesqueras’ Beach. The hotel boasts regular rooms alongside studios and family rooms, with many bars, cafés and restaurants on the doorstep.
The complex has a buffet restaurant, as well as Wi-Fi and two fabulous outdoor swimming pools with sunbathing areas. There’s a weekly gala buffet dinner with dancing, and happy hour three times a week. You can even enjoy a game of billiards, darts or table tennis.
Bali Hotel and Studios
Benalmadena, Costa Del Sol, Spain
Memories Holguin, Cuba
There’s nothing quite as perfect as relaxing on a Caribbean beach, especially when Cuba boasts average temperature of 27ºC in December. This lovely resort is ideally located right on a private section of beach at Playa Yuraguanal, so you can dip your toes in the sea.
The resort has a comfortable and contemporary feel with a multitude of amenities for everyone. There’s very little need to leave the hotel, with five swimming pools and sun-lounging areas, as well as five restaurants serving Italian and Cuban cuisine, and a buffet-style restaurant. Children can enjoy playing in their own pools, while mum and dad can head to the spa or go horse riding.
Guardalavaca, Caribbean, Cuba
Canto Del Sol, Mexico
This is a large All Inclusive resort located right on Las Glorias Beach, which means all meals and beverages are included. Amenities include three restaurants, outdoor swimming pools, one with a swim-up bar, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a steam room and spa facilities. This area on the Pacific coast is known for its watersports, so have a go at windsurfing or kayaking.
The rooms are warmly decorated with a number of different options to suit couples or families, including rooms with balconies and ocean views. The weather is great with an average temperature of 23°C and with long sunny days, it’s a great place to visit in December.
Canto Del Sol
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Four Views Monumental Lido, Madeira, Portugal
Madeira has a sub-tropical climate, which means that apart from its unique flora and fauna it’s a lovely place to head for a bit of winter sun with an average temperature of 19°C in December. This is a slick and modern hotel with top class amenities including a luxury spa offering hydro-massage, hot tubs, and even a Roman Bath. The Atlantic Buffet restaurant serves a selection of cuisine while there’s also a stunning outdoor swimming pool. The rooms, some of which are sea view, are again modern with some antique touches.
It’s in a tranquil location just 100 metres to the seafront lido, and just 2.5 kilometres to the resort centre of Funchal – which is Madeira’s capital city and hub with many café, shops and restaurants.
Four Views Monumental Lido
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Where’s your top winter sun destination? Let us know in the comments below.